Capitol Notes There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's Maayan Silver and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.
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There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's Maayan Silver and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.

Most Recent Episodes

Capitol Notes: A look at Wisconsin's key midterm match-ups

The primary is over, what's next? This week's Capitol Notes breaks down what to expect from the big races for U.S. Senate and Wisconsin governor.

Capitol Notes: What you need to know ahead of the Wisconsin primary

The Democratic U.S. Senate primary may have fizzled out, but the Republican race for governor and all the down-ballot races are still game-on. Hear more from WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross.

Capitol Notes: Who's left in the primary races for U.S. Senate and Wisconsin governor, and...

WUWM speaks with the president of WisPolitics.com, Jeff Mayers, about frontrunners in key Wisconsin races.

Capitol Notes: Who's left in the primary races for U.S. Senate and Wisconsin governor, and...

Capitol Notes: GOP Frontrunners in primary for Wisconsin governor tough in TV ads, tame in debate

This week's Capitol Notes takes on the debate between GOP candidates for Wisconsin governor. Former President Donald Trump has endorsed one of the candidates, will the Wisconsin Republican base get behind him as well?

Capitol Notes: GOP Frontrunners in primary for Wisconsin governor tough in TV ads, tame in debate

Capitol Notes: The latest on Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race and Milwaukee hosting the RNC

On return of Capitol Notes this midterm election year, we hear about Sunday night's debate of Democratic senate candidates and get some insights into Milwaukee's potential Republican National Convention hosting gig.

Capitol Notes: The latest on Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race and Milwaukee hosting the RNC

Capitol Notes: Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson soon to announce whether he'll seek a third term

In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com why U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson could announce a decision to run for a third term earlier than in the past.

Capitol Notes: Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson soon to announce whether he'll seek a third term

Capitol Notes: Poll shows Governor Evers' approval ratings slide, while Senator Ron Johnso...

The latest Marquette Law School Poll shows the incumbents in Wisconsin's most high-profile elections next year are losing support. According to the survey of about 800 registered voters, Democratic Governor Tony Evers' approval rating slid from 50% in August to 45%. Meanwhile, Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's approval numbers remained at 36% from August.

Capitol Notes: Poll shows Governor Evers' approval ratings slide, while Senator Ron Johnso...

Capitol Notes: Rhetoric ramps up in Wisconsin governor's race

Former Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who has formally announced she is running, called on Republicans to "hire mercenaries" and practice "ballot harvesting" in the same aggressive way she believes Democrats did in the 2020 presidential race. That prompted Republican Kevin Nicholson, who is considering getting into the race, to slam the idea, saying anyone who supports it is "dumb as a bag of hammers."

Capitol Notes: GOP and Democrats cite different takeaways following Wisconsin election audit results

A nonpartisan audit of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin has turned up no evidence of widespread fraud. In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, JR Ross of wispolitics.com tells Marti Mikkelson that both sides are parsing different takeaways from the findings.

Capitol Notes: GOP and Democrats cite different takeaways following Wisconsin election audit results

Capitol Notes: Trump urges former Wisconsin Republican US Representative Sean Duffy to run...

Former President Donald Trump shook up the Wisconsin governor's race over the weekend by urging former Republican Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy to challenge Democratic incumbent Tony Evers next November. Trump's endorsement of Duffy could make things difficult for the only high-profile Republican candidate in the contest so far — former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Capitol Notes: Trump urges former Wisconsin Republican US Representative Sean Duffy to run...